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Mechanics Institute Bar

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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A great find, with fun bartenders, tasty burgers and excellent cocktails!

My colleague and I travel for work all over. After work, in the evenings we try to find the local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Quirky rooftop (hidden) bar

I went to the Mechanics Institute with a friend on the weekend and she had been there before... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Fiona L
Perth, Australia
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me·chan·ics’ in·sti·tute /mɪˈkænɪks ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt/ n. An educational establishment formed to provide adult education, particularly in technical subjects, to the working class. Bookings available, email or call to reserve. With access via a rear...more
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222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9228 4189
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleague and I travel for work all over. After work, in the evenings we try to find the local speakeasies. Mechanics Institute was speakeasy-ish, and it was a great find! We had a little trouble finding the place –which is half the fun. But...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This venue was highly recommended so I was surprised at how standoffish the staff were. Pretentious and unprofessional, but the chips were ok. If you love hipster indifference, you’ll love mechanics bar.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located off a back lane opposite the State Library Carpark; this "Speak Easy" themed with dark wood; recycled type furnishings has various split level outdoor & indoor areas. Basic selection of wines expect to pay $20+ for a drink; has some food (didn't try). Austere,...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A nice little watering hole tucked away in a tiny lane in Northbridge. They have an excellent gin and whisk(e)y selection and friendly, knowledgeable bartenders. The sitting area is classic hipster: small, dim, distressed furniture, easygoing. Free Wifi to boot.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Came here after reading many reviews that rated this place. Firstly it is hard to find and on a Sunday afternoon pretty dead. The staff were friendly but the venue only offered two beers on draft. Only schooners were offered not pints (personal bug bear!!)...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I went to the Mechanics Institute with a friend on the weekend and she had been there before - thank goodness, because I would never have found it! It’s a nice, quirky bar with friendly staff and a decent wine list, but beware the stairs...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Found this great place on an Urban List. We were greeted by a welcoming and cool multi terrace environment. My wife was not sure what to order and the bartender made the perfect suggestion. The steel straw is a cool idea. We ordered Flipside burgers....More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely little bar with good drinks menu and great ambience. The food lookex good but is mainly burgers and we didn't eat here. The deck is a lovely area to sit but I was surprised that smoking was allowed and we left because of this....More

Thank Bishandco
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice pub in Northbridge but far from the noise of traffic jam or the confusion. They have a big terrace and a small part inside. They have s large range of beer and they offer some typical pub plate with look...More

Thank p0rsche
Reviewed 11 January 2018

A tad over 60, I did feel out of place in this hip and happening bar! However, a great find down a laneway, and as I still have memories of what "mechanics institutes" are, I wanted to check out the scene! SO we didn't look...More

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Dearbhil G
1 July 2016|
Response from MisterTsai | Reviewed this property |
There is a bit of a view, but maybe not as iconic or romantic as the one that you see in the movies. But being in the city, I reckon it's good enough :)